personal compass

This Girl is on Fire: A Day in the Life of Odete Da Silva

After 25 years as a stylist, Odete Da Silva keeps herself competition-ready. Get a glimpse of a day in her life.

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Personal Compass: Kelly Gorsuch

He owns and manages two salons and four grooming establishments, designs his own furniture and lighting and is a dedicated husband and father--somehow Kelly Gorsuch manages to pack more than 24 hours in his day.

Inside the Daily World of Robert Cromeans

Robert Cromeans is the greatest showman in the industry, a talented hairdresser and savvy salon owner, and with this edition of Personal Compass he's giving us a glimpse into his personal life.

Personal Compass: Queen of Affirmations

Whether it’s gentle guidance to a young stylist or her daily Facebook words of wisdom, Planet Salon’s Ginger Boyle is all about the positive inspiration.

Personal Compass: Where's Oliver?

Take a photograph from any salon industry gathering and chances are Oliver Steinnagel is in the crowd. Armed with an amazing work ethic passed down from his German immigrant parents, Steinnagel, who co-owns Oliver’s Hair Salon with wife ...

Personal Compass: Umbrella Salon

Located in Silicon Valley, Umbrella Salon caters to an upscale class of young professionals with an industrial design punctuated with statement art pieces. Kien Hoang, his brother, Khiem Hoang, and Michelle Givens co-founded the salon in 2000, ...

Personal Compass: Amanda Hair

One might say Amanda Hair’s last name foretold her destiny.As early as high school, the entrepreneurial-minded Hair worked in retail, becoming a store manager before she could legally buy a beer. But as a client at the Bob Steele Salon in ...

Personal Compass: Van Council

Many people claim a movie was a life-changer, but for Van Council, who was inspired to go to cosmetology school by 1975’s Shampoo, a movie really did determine his destiny.Nine years later after graduation, Council partnered with his ...

Genuine Mr. Nice Guy

Look up “busy” in the dictionary, and you just may see Eric Fisher’s picture. Between managing his three eponymous salons and a cosmetology school in Wichita, Kansas, traveling the country as a platform artist with Aquage, and ...

A Blending Picasso

Working out of salons in New York and Beverly Hills and mentoring hairdressers to follow suit, Nancy Braun is blonding America.

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